2015 Acts

RELATING TO EDUCATION. Authorizes Department of Education employees and agents to volunteer to administer auto-injectable epinephrine to a student with anaphylaxis in an emergency situation and to assist in the testing and management of diabetes for students. Allows students with diabetes to self-test and self-manage their illness. Requires Department of Education to report on the ...
Read More Act 214, HB10 HD2 SD2 CD1, 07/02/2015

RELATING TO HEALTH. Requires health insurance coverage of orthodontic treatment for orofacial anomalies. Effective 7/1/2050. (HB174 SD1)

Act 212, HB467 HD1 SD1, 07/02/2015

Posted on Jul 10, 2015 in 2015 Acts

RELATING TO HEALTH. Requires birthing facilities to perform a pulse oximetry test or other medically accepted screening on newborns to screen for critical congenital heart defects. Requires birthing facilities to report certain critical congenital heart defect screening data to the DOH. (HB467 SD1)

Act 211, HB589 HD1 SD1, 07/02/2015

Posted on Jul 10, 2015 in 2015 Acts

RELATING TO STROKE CARE. Requires DOH to participate in a stroke system of care. Requires certain acute care hospitals to report data for the stroke database and requires DOH to participate in the stroke database. (HB589 SD1)

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY. Appropriates moneys for the establishment of a business recovery center within the Department of Defense. (HB1343 CD1)

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING. Strengthens reporting requirements for organizational reports, noncandidate reports, and late contributions reports submitted by noncandidate committees making or receiving large contributions. (HB1491 CD1)

RELATING TO UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS TEST SITES. Requires the department of business, economic development, and tourism to hire a Hawaii unmanned aerial systems test site chief operating officer to, among other things, serve on the Pan-Pacific Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Range Complex management team. Establishes an advisory board to oversee and manage unmanned aerial systems ...
Read More Act 208, SB661 SD2 HD1 CD1, 07/02/2015

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO WAIMEA NUI COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION. Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds up to $45,000,000 to Waimea Nui Community Development Corporation, a private not-for-profit corporation, for the planning, acquisition, and construction of agriculture, renewable energy, and educational facilities. (SB521 CD1)

RELATING TO HEALTH. Establishes the Hawaii ABLE Savings Program by authorizing the Director of Finance to establish savings accounts that empower individuals with a disability and their families to save private funds to support the individual with a disability. Creates the Hawaii ABLE Savings Program Trust Fund. (HB119 CD1)

RELATING TO THE COMMUTER BENEFITS PROGRAM. Authorizes the counties to adopt an ordinance requiring employers to offer employees specified commuter benefits options. (HB1010 CD1)